Services We Provide

Research Development

  • Help with grant proposal development
  • Critique and edit drafts of grant proposals
  • Manage the development of complex grant proposals
  • Articulate broader impacts
  • Find appropriate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs)
  • Facilitate a pre-submission peer review
  • Coordinate training grant preparation
  • Provide guidance for compliant proposal submission

School of Biological Sciences

Training Grant Proposal

Submission Timeline

  • Prepare budgets and required documents required by sponsor guidelines
  • Advise PIs regarding proper justification for allowable research costs
  • Coordinate proposal submission with SPA
  • Manage award setup, closeout, and award transfer
  • Review and communicate award terms and conditions and reporting requirements
  • Provide guidance and insight into proper management of research awards

 School of Biological Sciences

Proposal Submission



  • Management: account setup, PI budget monthly reports, monitor monthly expenditures for compliance with award terms and conditions, process financial transactions, PCS, and cost share reports
  • Subawards: initiate subaward agreements, preparation of amendments, generate PO, monitor invoices and payments
  • Negotiated salary spreadsheet, fund manager form, coordinate application submission to Biosci Personnel
  • Award transfers (incoming/outgoing): coordinate transfer with external institution, complete relinquishing statements and unobligated amount
  • Award Revisions: coordinate with SPA and Sponsor regarding change in the scope of work, change in level of effort for key personnel, revised budgets, and other modifications of award terms and conditions.
  • Annual Reporting: RPPR, interim and financial reports
  • Carryforward and NCE requests: prior approval requests for effort change, rebudget, equipment acquisition, prepare PHS 398 forms, coordinate correspond with sponsor and SPA, work with C&G accounting to extend award
  • Closeout: final reporting requirements, transfer or termination of fellowship (xtrain) awards, coordinate FIS with SPA
  • Support preparation of Department account reports
  • Procurement related activities (Faculty and Extramural accounts): Requisition review and approval, PALCard review and approval

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works closely with faculty to identify funding opportunities, assist them with grant applications, nurture relationships with organizations and help plan visits and site visits. The office also manages institutional relationships between corporate foundations, private foundations, and associations and the University of California, Irvine. Corporate and Foundation Relations is happy to assist BioSci faculty with corporate- and foundation-related proposals. Please reach out to them for assistance at